Professor, Univ of Oxford
Academy of Management Annals, Associate Editor
` Academy of Management Review, Editorial Board
` Academy of Management Perspectives, E
ditorial Board [2016-present]
` Journal of Management,
Howard Aldrich, UNC
born and raised in Helsinki, Finland
prior to academia I worked in venture capital in Munich, Germany and Amman, Jordan
prior to Oxford, I was on the faculty at the Marriott School, BYU and Goizueta Business School, Emory University
four daughters, our oldest daughter (Mia) is in her third year at BYU studying psychology
I've held various service roles at Oxford, including Academic Area Head. Currently I am Academic Director of the Oxford Diploma in Strategy & Innovation
2013-2017 OXFORD TALKS
Lawrence Freedman, KCL
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern
Paul Adler, USC
Julian Birkinshaw, LBS
Brian Silverman, Toronto
Matt Kraatz, U of Illinois
Dan Raff, Wharton
Willie Ocasio, Northwestern
Vibha Gaba, INSEAD
Todd Zenger, U of Utah
Michael Cusumano, MIT
Robert Burgelman, Stanford
Mauro Guillen, Wharton
Jeff Reuer, U of Colorado
Gary Dushnitsky, LBS
Bill Starbuck, Oregon
Ezra Zuckerman, MIT
Diane Burton, Cornell
Russ Coff, U of Wisconsin
Kim Elsbach, UC Davis
Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Oregon
Mark de Rond, Cambridge
Royston Greenwood, U of Alberta
Nicolai Foss, CBS
David Seidl, U of Zurich
Erkko Autio, Imperial College
Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD
Matthew Bothner, ESMT
Felipe Csaszar, U of Michigan
Andrea Prencipe, LUISS
Arne Kalleberg, UNC
Felin, T., Kauffman, S., Mastrogiorgio, A. & Mastrogiorgio, M. (2016). Factor markets, actors and affordances. Industrial & Corporate Change. [html]
Felin, T. & Zenger, T (2016).
Strategy, problems and a theory for the firm. Organization Science.
Felin, T., Foss, N. & Ployhart, R. (2015). Microfoundations movement in strategy and organization theory. Academy of Management Annals.
Stirling, W. & Felin, T. (2016). Satisficing, preferences and social interaction: A new perspective.
Felin, T. & Powell, T. (2016).
Designing organizations for
dynamic capabilities. California Management Review. [html]
Devins, C., Koppl, R., Kauffman, S. & Felin, T. (2016). Still against design: A response to Steven Calabresi, Sanford Levinson and Vernon Smith. Arizona State Law Journal. [pdf]
Felin, T. (2016). When strategy walks out the door. MIT Sloan Management Review.
Koppl, R., Kauffman, S., Felin, T. & Longo, G. (2015a). Economics for a creative world. Journal of Institutional Economics.
Devins, C., Koppl, R., Kauffman, S. & Felin, T. (2015). Against design.
Arizona State Law Journal. [html]
Felin, T., Kauffman, S., Koppl, R. & Longo, G. (2014). Economic opportunity and evolution: Beyond landscapes and bounded rationality. Strategic
Entrepreneurship Journal. [html]
Felin, T. & Zenger, T. (2014). Closed or open innovation? Problem solving and the governance choice. Research
Argyres, N., Felin, T., Foss, N. & Zenger, T. (2012). Organizational economics of capability and heterogeneity. Organization Science. [html] [scribd]
Felin, T. (2012). Cosmologies of capability, markets and wisdom of crowds. Managerial & Decision Economics. [html]
Felin, T. & Foss, N. (2012). The (proper) microfoundations of routines and capabilities: a response to Winter, Pentland, Hodgson and Knudsen.
Journal of Institutional Economics. [pdf]
Stirling, W., Giraud-Carrier, C. & Felin, T. (2012). A framework for the design and synthesis of coordinated social systems. Social Informatics.
Zenger, T., Felin, T. & Bigelow, L. (2011). Theories of the firm-market boundary. Academy of Management Annals. [html] [pdf]
King, B., Felin, T. & Whetten, D (2010). Finding the organization
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2009). Performativity of theory, arbitrary conventions, and possible worlds: a reality check. Organization Science. [pdf] [html]
Felin, T. & Zenger, T. (2009). Entrepreneurs as theorists: on the origins of collective beliefs and novel strategies. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. [pdf] [html]
Felin, T., Zenger, T. & Tomsik, J. (2009). The knowledge economy: emerging organizational forms, missing microfoundations and key considerations for managing human capital. Human Resource Management.
Felin, T. & Hesterly, W.S. (2007). The knowledge-based view, nested heterogeneity, and new value creation: philosophical considerations on the locus of knowledge. Academy of Management Review. [pdf] [html]
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2006). Individuals and organizations: thoughts on a microfoundations project for strategic management and organizational analysis. Research Methodology in Strategy and Management.
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2005). Strategic organization: a field in search of micro-foundations. Strategic Organization. [pdf]
Felin, T. (2015). A forum on minds and institutions. Journal of Institutional Economics. [html]
Felin, T. (2015). Valve Corporation: Strategy tipping points and thresholds. Journal of Organization Design. [html]
Koppl, R., Kauffman, S., Felin, T. & Longo, G. (2015b). Economics for a creative world: A response to comments. Journal of Institutional Economics.
Stirling, W. & Felin, T. (2013). Game theory, conditional preferences and social influence. PLoS ONE. [html]
Felin, T. & Knudsen, T. (2012). A theory of nascent entrepreneurship and organization. Managerial & Decision Economics. [pdf] [html]
Felin, T., Foss, N., Heimeriks, K. & Madsen, T. (2012). Microfoundations of routines and capabilities: individuals, processes and structures. Journal of Management Studies.
Felin, T. & Foss, N. (2011). The endogenous origins of experience, routines and organizational capabilities: the poverty of stimulus. Journal of Institutional Economics. [pdf] [html]
Felin, T. & Zenger, T. (2011). Information aggregation, matching, and radical market-hierarchy hybrids. Strategic Organization.
Abell, P., Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2010). Causal and constitutive relations and the squaring of coleman's diagram: reply to Vromen. Erkenntnis. [html] [pdf]
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2009).
Social reality, the boundaries of self-fulfilling prophecy, and economics. Organization Science. [pdf] [html]
Response by Ferraro, Pfeffer & Sutton. How and why theories matter: a comment on Felin and Foss [see here]; editor introduction [see here]
Felin, T. & Foss, N.J. (2009). Organizational routines and capabilities: Historical drift and a course-correction toward microfoundations. Scandinavian Journal of Management. [html]
King, B., Felin, T. & Whetten, D. (2009). Comparative organizational analysis. Research in the Sociology of Organizations. [pdf]
Review of volume by Peter Foreman in Administrative Science Quarterly (2010)Felin, T. & Spender, J.C. (2009). An exchange of ideas about knowledge governance: seeking first principles and microfoundations. In Knowledge Governance, edited by Foss et al. Oxford University Press.